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Title 3rd World Trail Conference

Dates October 29~31, 2012
Venue Seogwipo-si, Jeju, Korea
Participants Overseas Trail Association/Organization,
  People concerned in the academic world of trail and travel
Organized by
Hosted by
Sponsored by
Supported by
Time / Date Oct.29 (Mon.) Oct.30 (Tue.) Oct.31 (Wed.)
08:30 - 09:00 Registration/
Welcoming Reception/ Opening
09:00 - 09:30 Discussion
for Establishment of
World Trail Network
2012 Jeju Olle Walking Festival
Traditional Culture Expo
09:30 - 10:00 Workshop-1
(Theme: Communication with local community)
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:30 Lunch /Trail PR Session
(Poster Session & PT)
11:30 - 12:00
12:30 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:30 Trail PR Session
(Poster Session & PT)
Field Trail
(Jeju Olle Trail Route 9)
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:00 Workshop-2
(Theme: Communication with trail users)
16:00 - 16:30 Featured Lecture
(Speaker: Bernard Ollivier/ Travel Writer)
16:30 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:30
17:30 - 18:00 Refreshing Time
18:00 - 18:30 - -
18:30 - 19:00
19:00 - 19:30 Closing Discussion/ Banquet
19:30 - 20:00
20:00 - 20:30
※ The above schedule may be rearranged by the organizer.
※ Accompanied Event: Trail Expo, 2012 Jeju Olle Walking Festival, Traditional Culture Expo

※ 2012 World Trail Conference will be held under the theme of ‘Communication.’

[Workshop 1] Theme : Communication with local community
Keynote Address Myungsook Suh, Jeju Olle Foundation
Case-study Presentation-1 Kiwon Lee, The Pathway Foundation
Case-study Presentation-2 Laura Belleville, Appalachian Trail Conservancy

[Workshop 2] Theme : Communication with trail users
Keynote Address Sabina Brack, Swiss Hiking Federation
Case-study Presentation-1 Jackie Randle, The Bruce Trail Conservancy
Case-study Presentation-2 Carina Watson, Parks Victoria

■ Discussion for Establishment of World Trail Network
- For agreement with necessity of global collaboration building and organizing the world network in trail industry.
- Consideration for TF team organizing and the operating plan.

■ Featured Lecture (Speaker: Bernard Ollivier)
- A Travel Writer of International Bestseller, 'Longue Marche'
He walked 12,000Km for 4 years from Paris to Compostelle and from Istanbul to Xian after he has retired at the age of 60 years. He learned how to rid himself of greed slowly through sharing a friendship with people who even don't speak same language. With the royalty of his bestseller, 'Longue Marche', he established Association Seuil. Since then, he has assisted juveniles delinquent and the retired elderly in need through trekking. He believes that they need to be rehabilitated and not alienated from the society.

In that lecture, he delivered us his personal experience that overcame depression with trekking. Also, he shared us young people’s story who have started to find the worth of life and to respect others through trekking.

■ Closing Discussion
- Agenda 1. Organization of World Trail Network’s Preparatory Committee
- Agenda 2. Selection of 2013 World Trail Conference’s Theme & Keynote for Discussions

■ Trail PR Session
- Operation of introductory poster sessions and presentation by each trail

23 Participated Trail Associations / Organizations From 17 Countries
Country Name of Association, Organization / Name of Trail

WTC_Comment & Feedback

  • Carina Watson
    Thank you again for all your brilliant organisation and hard work in hosting such a successful conference. I really gained a lot from the experience. It was great to meet so many people from Korea and all over the world and to share knowledge and passion for trails. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know some Koreans and learning more about your history and culture. I am very grateful for the opportunity to attend the conference and the sponsorship from the Jeju Olle Foundation. I have been in contact with Julie and look forward to the progress of the world trail network.
Parks Victoria / Great Ocean Walk etc.

WTC_Comment & Feedback

  • Executive Yeon-gyeong Kim
    It feels like I experienced a whole new Jeju, and I was inspired throughout the event. I appreciate the efforts of the Jeju Olle Foundation for enabling me to create good memories and relationship with new people I met at the Conference.
Geographe Bay Tourism Association/ Cape to Cape Track
Canada The Bruce Trail Conservancy / The Bruce Trail

WTC_Comment & Feedback

  • Sari Alatossava
    Thank you for the great conference, you did an excellent job!
Metsahallitus/ Karhunkierros Trail
France French Rambling Association / Randonnee
Germany European Ramblers' Association / European Ramblers Association

WTC_Comment & Feedback

  • Philip Schuerlein
    Many thanks for the perfect organisation of the 3rd World Trail Conference.
Romantic Road Tourist Association GbR / Romantic Road
Israel Israel Trails Committee / Israel National Trail

WTC_Comment & Feedback

  • Matteo Perrone
    Thank you again for the opportunity to let me enjoy the World Trail Conference and your generous hospitality.
The Cinque Terre National Park / Cinque Terre
Japan Kyushu Tourism Promotion Organization / Kyushu Olle

WTC_Comment & Feedback

  • Yuichi Asada
    I was very happy to see you at your great venue of the 3rd WTC!! This year we didn't have much time to stay in Jeju, so I'm sorry if I had you feel bad... I happily finished joining the 3rd Event. Thank you sooo much!!
Tottori Walking Association

WTC_Comment & Feedback

  • Kiyohiro Matsuda
    We would like to extend our sincere gratitude for your hospitality during our stay in Jeju Island. We would also like to express our deepest thanks to Ms. Seo Myeong-sook and your staff who organized the 3rd WTC. It was really well done great work and we took great delight in your festival. We believe that MOU between Walking Shikoku Association and Jeju Olle Trail would give us the new and wonderful future. We will keep in touch with you and will steadily step forward to expand mutual friendship through trail walking.
Walking Shikoku Association / Shikoku O-henro

WTC_Comment & Feedback

  • Christian Akhrass
    It was a pleasure to meet you and attend the conference.
Lebanon Mountain Trail Association / Lebanon Mountain Trail
Nepal T

WTC_Comment & Feedback

  • Gyaneshwar Mahato
    It was great event and I would like to thank the organising committee for putting up as a good event. I had a good learning there. Once again thanks a lot the entire team.
he Great Himalaya Trail Development Programme - SNV Nepal /
The Great Himalaya Trail
Rep. South Africa Rim of Africa Trail / Rim of Africa Trail
Spain S.A. de Xestion do Plan Xacobeo / St. James Way - Camino de Santiago

WTC_Comment & Feedback

  • Sabina Brack
    Thanks again for the organisation of the very interesting conference. I really enjoyed my stay on Jeju island!
Swiss Hiking Federation / Swiss Hiking Routes
Turkey Turkish Culture Routes Society / The Lycian Way

WTC_Comment & Feedback

  • Raymond Engena
    Thanks for inviting me to your beautiful Country and clean and nice Island. I really enjoyed myself. I had a nice flight back home. Have very good memories of jeju.
Uganda Wildlife Authority / Bujuku-Mubuku Circuit
U.K. Cotswold Voluntary Wardens / Cotswold Way

WTC_Comment & Feedback

  • Rob Dingle
    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you personally for inviting me to the 2012 World Trail Conference. It was a fantastic event, both in the information sent our prior and the organisation of the actual conference itself. I feel priviliged to have been invited to take part, and it was great to meet so many like minded Trail officers from around the world to discuss there work/roles and learn about their Trails. It’s amazing how much we all have in common and issues we face in the management of our routes even though we come from many different countries. It was also really good to take part in the Jeju Olle walking festival, again what a highly organised event and brilliant routes, something i will treasure and remember. I look forward to working with yourselves and the other Trail officers now to move forward the World Trail Network and am keen to take an active part in the committee, and share the knowledge we have here in England and Wales of our National Trails. I am reporting back to the other Trail officers for england and wales next week, so would be good to have the objectives that have been set for the world trail network so far.
Offa's Dyke Path National Trail / Offa's Dyke Path National Trail

WTC_Comment & Feedback

  • Robert Searns
    I want to thank you and your colleagues for a very enjoyable and successful trails conference! I also thank you for assisting and accommodating me. It was a most pleasant, informative and memorable experience! The walks were spectacular. You have much to be proud of! Look forward to future meetings and endeavors! I so very much enjoyed the Conference, meeting you and your colleagues and my visit to Cheju! I also look forward to continued work with your and the Committee. Again, thank you for all of the kindness and learning experience you have provided to all of us!
American Trails / American Trails
U.S.A. Appalachian Trail Conservancy / Appalachian Trail
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